For a friend

Not long after waking up this morning, my bad mood returned. I’ve been dealing with some personal issues for awhile, personal issues that, in my mind are petty, stupid and just downright annoying.

I’ve been trying to think of reasons as to why these things don’t matter and how even though I am annoyed, it really is no big deal in the Grand Scheme.

Then I got a phone call.

I’m sure many of you that read this site recognize/read/know The Debutaunt. She’s a fellow blogger, lives here in Houston. I got a call saying she was at the hospital.

I just talked to her and found out she has leukemia. She is a single mom to a five-year-old daughter. She will be in the hospital for six weeks getting chemo, therefore, she is unable to work. After talking for awhile, she told me a family member is setting up a fund to help her take care of all the financial aspects of the leukemia. You know, things like paying her rent, paying the car bill, etc. Things that are a pain already, but become very worrisome when you are not able to work.

I do not know all the information about how to donate yet. But, I wanted to let everyone know what is going on with Deb. She’s very funny, very giving and I want to help her out anyway I can.

9 Responses to “For a friend”

  1. Y
    October 22nd, 2005 19:37

    Oh my GOD.

    When you find out, let me know, I want to help. I love that girl.

  2. Ninotchka
    October 22nd, 2005 21:05

    I’m so very sorry, SJ. How very sad.

    And you’re right, all of the other petty shit (and people) of life pale in comparison.

  3. Fellow Eskimo
    October 22nd, 2005 21:08


  4. Mir
    October 22nd, 2005 21:40

    Every single mom’s worst nightmare is something like this. Please do let us know how we can help.

  5. nine
    October 22nd, 2005 21:56

    shit. i read her site all the time. i knew she was feeling like crap but i didn’t know it was that bad. :(

    please keep us updated with how we all can help. and let her know that she’s in my thoughts if you talk to her again.

  6. robyn
    October 22nd, 2005 22:34

    Makes me feel like an idiot for complaining last night… Sending my thoughts that direction.

  7. Jessica
    October 23rd, 2005 02:27

    Let me know. I’m willing to help.

  8. Lauren
    October 25th, 2005 19:12

    Has she contacted the Leukemia Lymphoma Society? They have programs for the newly diagnosed (pairing with someone who has gone through treatment, support groups for the patient and for their family, etc) as well as financial assistance for travel, copays, etc. It’s a great resource for patients and their families. www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
    I’m fundraising for LLS via their Team in Training program, she’s now one of my Honored Teammates. I’ll put a link to her blog in my fundraising website. Best wishes.

  9. debutaunt
    October 27th, 2005 23:08

    I love you woman! My sis is putting together the info and then will pull the trigger. And if you come to visit, the only peeps that can eat your amazing foodstuff are the nurses - to which I say bring it. They are so awesome and amazing to me that I tell my friends that visit to bring the nurses stuff to so that they spoil the heck out of me. My friend Paige brought halloween candy, sugarless gum, and some funky halloween glowsticks and stuff and it went *poof*. they would totally salivate over your baked goodness!!

    Hope you are well, babes. You and your littles.

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